Primary 1 Blog Post
Hello parents! Welcome to 2015!! Already February!! We will continue our Human Body unit in February. Some time near the end of Feb we will go to Sci-Quest science Museum for a field trip. We will let you know the date soon. Special thanks to Jenny and Jane for sending all info to parents on time. We will have Valentine’s Day party for children on Thursday, February 12th.
Most of our children are going through Sensitive period in Math and Reading areas in our class lately. I would like to expand on Montessori Sensitive Period. Maria Montessori proposes that we prepare an environment where the child educates himself through materials that correspond to his sensitive periods. This can be as simple as having puzzles and bead string when your child begins to want to handle small objects. It can mean offering a small broom and dust cloth for your child to accompany you as you clean. It can mean you provide movable letters for which you teach the sounds, so the child can begin to build words.
Learning that takes place during the sensitive periods is powerful and long lasting. It is powerful because it is inwardly driven rather than outwardly imposed. It is long lasting because in their early years children are forming themselves out of the raw material of their experiences. During sensitive periods , opportunity exists for optimal development, when it is easy to learn. Learning during sensitive period is as thorough and complete as it ever can be. Please enjoy photographs of children going through math and reading Sensitive Period!!